Nutrition Facts and Food Labels

How to Add Whole Grains to Your Diet

Whole grains contain dietary fiber, which may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other health complications.

Be a smart shopper by reading labels to find out more about the foods you eat. Learn the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the meaning of health claims, terms and symbols on food packaging, and how to use that information to identify healthy choices.

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